Team 8

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Team 8
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Team Information
Location: North America North America
Region: News Label - North America.png North America
Sponsor(s): CyberPowerPC
Corsair Gaming
History
Created: 2013-12-26
Disbanded: 2015-10-07
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Team 8 is a North America based team founded in December of 2013. The team currently resides in their gaming house located in Southern California has been there since the creation of the team.

History

2014 Preseason and Formation

Team 8 was formed on December 26th, 2013 by RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. Soon after its formation, the team placed second in the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, losing to Team LoLPro. On January 17th, RicheRich left the team.

2014 Season

On February 17th, frommaplestreet and CaliforniaTrlolz joined the roster, and chu8 became a sub. It was with this lineup that Team 8 rose to prominence in the North American Challenger scene and eventually made the LCS.

In the first spring series of the NA Challenger Series, Team 8 qualified for the play-in but were defeated in the first round by vVv Gaming Red. In the second spring series, they qualified in the play-in, beating Kings of Tilt to face LMQ in the quarterfinals. They were defeated 2-1, leaving them without enough points to play in the playoffs for a slot in the summer promotion tournament.

Despite their inability to qualify for the 2014 LCS, the team stayed together and played in the Challenger Series once again; however, once again they were defeated in the first round of the play-in for the first summer series, this time to Necrofantasian. Finally, in the second summer series, Team 8 went all the way through the bracket, placing third in a 2-1 victory over LoL Pro for the third-place spot.

Concurrently with their less-than-stellar NACS performance, Team 8 gained attention in the North American Challenger scene for their performances in other Challenger scene events, winning the Black Monster Cup once, the Lone Star Clash 3, and then the Black Monster Cup a second time. Impressively, they finished second in the NACL Season 2, losing 3-1 to LMQ in the finals -- a team that seemed unbeatable in the Challenger scene at the time.

The second Riot-sponsored NACS Summer Series result placed Team 8 fourth in points overall in the NACS Summer Playoffs, and they were finally able to find success in a Riot-sponsored tournament, beating XDG Gaming, Team Coast, and Curse Academy to win the tournament and qualify for a spot at the 2015 LCS Spring Promotion Tournament. In the promotion tournament, Team 8 defeated compLexity 3-2 and qualified for the LCS.

After the promotion tournament, CaliTrlolz announced he would be stepping down from the team because he was unable to delay entrance to pharmaceutical school. However, he was successfully able to petition his school to delay for a year with the support of the community and remain on the team to play in the LCS.[1][2]

2015 Season

In February 2015, an article revealed that co-owner Sam Wang was also the owner of an Elo boosting website.[3] Two days later, he stepped down from his position as co-owner.[4]

In the spring split of the 2015 LCS, Team 8 initially slipped into ninth place after the fifth week. After a more successful end to the season, however, they climbed into a tie for the final playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker to Team Liquid and settled into seventh with a 9-9 record. In the summer season, Slooshi temporarily left the team after the third week for personal reasons and was replaced by Goldenglue. Team 8 once again finished the regular season tied for seventh; however, this time, they lost to Cloud9 and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. After their victory, the team announced that Goldenglue would be their starting mid laner in the 2016 season.[5]

2016 Preseason

In October 2015, Team 8 was bought out by a new esports organization called Immortals. See the continuation of their history there.[6]

Timeline

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
News Label - North America.png Canada PorpoisePops Braeden Schwark 02 Jungle Immortalslogo std.png Immortals 2014-04-?? 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png USA goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 03 Mid Immortalslogo std.png Immortals 2015-06-17 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png USA Nien Zach Malhas 04 AD Immortalslogo std.png Immortals 2015-05-22 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png South Korea Dodo Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁) 05 Support Immortalslogo std.png Immortals 2013-12-26 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png USA BrandonFtw Brandon Chen 06 Sub/Top Top Dog Gaminglogo std.png Top Dog Gaming 2015-03-?? 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png Canada CheeseBeluga Linden Schwark 07 Sub/Jungle
None
2014-??-?? 2015-10-07
News Label - Europe.png Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 08 Sub/Mid Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2015-01-12 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png Canada maplestreet Ainslie Wyllie 09 Sub/AD Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2014-02-17 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png USA Slooshi Andrew Pham 08 Sub/Mid Top Dog Gaminglogo std.png Top Dog Gaming 2013-12-26 2015-10-07
News Label - North America.png South Korea CaliTrlolz Steven Kim 01 Top Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2014-02-17 2015-09-??
News Label - North America.png USA Guess Phalamony Lee 02 Jungle
None
2013-12-26 ???
News Label - North America.png South Korea Chu Park Jae-hyung (박재형) 11 Sub
None
2013-12-26 ???
News Label - North America.png USA RicheRich Brian Nguyen 01 Top COGnitive Gaminglogo std.png COGnitive Gaming 2013-12-26 2014-01-17

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                       
CaliTrlolz 18 Team 8logo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 0 36 36



PorpoisePops 18 Team 8logo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 0 36 36



Slooshi 18 Team 8logo std.png 6 Team 8logo std.png 10 Phoenix1logo std.png 8 Team Liquidlogo std.png 0 42 42



frommaplestreet 28 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 2 Team 8logo std.png 0 48 48



Dodo8 18 Team 8logo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 0 36 36



Nientonsoh 18 TeamMRNlogo std.png 28 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 28 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 4 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 16 Team 8logo std.png 0 94 94



goldenglue 6 Dignitaslogo std.png 12 Team 8logo std.png 5 Echo Foxlogo std.png 26 Team Liquidlogo std.png 30 Team Liquidlogo std.png 0 79 79



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Spring 2018

Organization

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
China LovePentaKills Eric Ma Owner/Manager Phoenix1logo std.png Phoenix1
USA HISTORY TEACHER Chad Smeltz 11 Head Coach Immortalslogo std.png Immortals
USA Matthew Schmieder Head Analyst Team Frostbitelogo std.png Team Frostbite
Canada CheesedBeluga Linden Schwark 11 Analyst
None
USA Elbion Josh Tuffs Analyst Chiefs Esports Clublogo std.png Chiefs Esports Club
USA HermesTheTurtle David Tu Analyst Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades
USA Sam Wang Co-Owner
None
USA Decixx Spencer McKivigan Owner
None

Tournament Results

Team 8 Tournament Results
Date Place Prize Event Last Result Roster
2015-09-06 I1Q NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion 3 : 1Team Imaginelogo std.png IMG TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png Porpoise, MidLanePick.png Goldenglue, ADLanePick.png Nien, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8, CoachLanePick.png History Teacher
2015-07-26 A88th NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2015 Summer 6 - 12Blanklogo std.png Group Stage TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png Porpoise, MidLanePick.png Slooshi, MidLanePick.png Goldenglue, ADLanePick.png Maplestreet, ADLanePick.png Nien, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8, CoachLanePick.png Matthew Schmeider, CoachLanePick.png History Teacher
2015-03-29 A77th NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2015 Spring 9 - 9Blanklogo std.png Group Stage TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png Porpoise, MidLanePick.png Slooshi, ADLanePick.png Maplestreet, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8, CoachLanePick.png Matthew Schmeider
2014-09-11 I1Q NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2015 Spring Promotion 3 : 2Complexitylogo std.png coL TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png porpoisepops, MidLanePick.png slooshi, ADLanePick.png maplestreet, SupportLanePick.png dodo8
2014-08-24 A11st $ 16,000 CS NA logo.png NACS 2014 Summer Playoffs 3 : 1Curse Academylogo std.png Crs Acad TopLanePick.png calitrlolz8, JungleLanePick.png porpoisepops, MidLanePick.png slooshi8, ADLanePick.png maplestreet8, SupportLanePick.png dodo8
2014-08-02 A33rd $ 3,000 CS NA logo.png NACS 2014 Summer Series 2 2 : 1Team LoLPrologo std.png LoLPro TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz8, JungleLanePick.png PorpoisePops, MidLanePick.png Slooshi8, ADLanePick.png maplestreet8, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8
2014-05-04 A11st $ 10,000 Lone Star Clash 3 logo small.png Lone Star Clash 3 3 : 2Cloud9logo std.png C9T TopLanePick.png CaliforniaTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png PorpoisePops, MidLanePick.png Slooshi, ADLanePick.png frommaplestreet, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8
2014-03-28 A55 - 8th $ 1,250 CS NA logo.png NACS 2014 Spring Series 2 1 : 2LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ TopLanePick.png CaliTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png Guess8, MidLanePick.png Slooshi8, ADLanePick.png maplestreet8, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8
2014-03-26 A22nd $ 5,000 Nacl small.png NACL Season 2 1 : 3LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ TopLanePick.png CaliforniaTrlolz, JungleLanePick.png Guess8, JungleLanePick.png PorpoiseDeluxe, MidLanePick.png Slooshi8, ADLanePick.png frommaplestreet, SupportLanePick.png Dodo8
2013-12-29 A22nd $ 1,250 Razer LoL Challenge logo small.png Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash 0 : 2Team LoLPrologo std.png LoLPro
Total Prize: USD 36,500

Highlight Videos

Interviews

  • 2014

Articles

  • 2015

Other Content

  • 2015

See Also

External Links

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